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Camp

When school is out, our Camps are on!

The Picture House camps are a fun way to get an introduction to all kinds of filmmaking. We’ve explored 30 second videos, stop-motion animation, music videos, fairytale films, how-to’s, commercials, and much more.

We’re always coming up with new ways to introduce students to all forms of filmmaking, while continuing to reinforce respect for collaboration, creativity, and film literacy.

Themes and areas of focus are always changing for our camps and are not only a great way to introduce students to the world of film, but serve to supplement and invigorate students already active in ongoing film education.

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In this week-long immersion in documentary filmmaking, students will explore meaningful topics and important social issues while learning all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including camera, lighting, and interview techniques. Students will film in class and on location in southern Westchester, and produce a short form documentary about an area organization or subject of interest. The student producers will be credited with making the film and will receive a digital copy to use in their own portfolios. The film will also be featured in our annual, red-carpet Student Showcase on Saturday, September 7th.

 

  • WHO: High School Students
  • WHEN: August 12-16 from 1 to 4 pm
  • WHERE: The Satellite Film Lab, 253 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $525 ($500 before July 1, 10% discount for TPH Members)
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New this summer, a fun exploration of film for our youngest students! Kids aged 4-7 are invited to learn about all aspects of filmmaking in a relaxed and positive environment. Students will begin the week with a reading of Young Charlotte, Filmmaker for inspiration, and continue with exercises in improv, acting, camera technique, and storytelling. Daily screenings of animated short films from around the world will allow students to experience different cultures through the art of film. Throughout the week, students will visit the nearby park for play and exploring nature through the lens of a camera. A short film that includes student character and camera work will be edited by the instructors and included in our annual, red-carpet Student Showcase on Saturday, September 7th.

  • WHO: Ages 4-7
  • WHEN: August 12-16 from 9 am to noon
  • WHERE: The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $275 ($250 before July 1, 10% discount for TPH Members)
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This camp is designed with special effects in mind! Join us in front of the green
screen in our Satellite Film Lab where students will create their own adventure
stories with special effects and graphics. Students will get the chance to imagine
their own short adventure and will collaborate with the class to bring their idea to
the screen. Students will learn about storyboarding, basic film techniques, and
creating simple graphics and special effects. They will also have the opportunity
to edit the film during class, and can take pride in their own work from start to
finish. The film will be included in our annual, red-carpet Student Showcase on
Saturday, September 7th. 

  • WHO: Grades 3-5 / Grades 6-8
  • WHEN: August 19-23 mornings from 9 am to noon or afternoons from 1 to 4 pm
  • WHERE: Satellite Film Lab, 253 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $275 ($250 before July 1, 10% discount for TPH Members)
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In celebration of the best in children’s literature, and in partnership with Pelham Reads, The Picture House will provide students with the opportunity to star in their own version of a timeless children’s classic book. A short, age-appropriate script will be adapted from the original story – kids in grades 3-5 will take on the leading roles, while kids in grades K-2 will fill out the supporting cast. Student groups will work separately and together as actors, producers, cinematographers, and set designers throughout the week. The camp culminates with the last two days filming on set, as professional filmmakers work with the students to shoot and produce their film. The finished film will debut as part of a special screening at The Picture House in November, complete with lights, cameras, and the red carpet.

  • WHO: Grades K-2 / Grades 3-5
  • WHEN: August 26 to 30 from 9 am to noon
  • WHERE: The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane
  • COST: $275 ($250 before July 1, 10% discount for TPH Members)